Bega Cheese Breakfast. Free Google My Business Workshop.

Bega Cheese Breakfast. Free Google My Business Workshop.

- Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter

Google Australia is coming to Dubbo!! Google is holding a My Business Workshop in Dubbo at the end of the month and it's a fantastic opportunity for all businesses in Dubbo. We are still finalising the details but “save the date”. More info below!

Next Wednesday (March 18) is our Chamber Breakfast with Bega Cheese Executive Chairman, Barry Irvin. Since 2000 Barry has grown Bega Cheese from a small regionally based dairy company to now one of largest in Australia, supplying to the world.

It’s great to see so many Chamber Members taking advantage of promoting their business and events in this newsletter. Every Chamber Member can have three free mentions a year - see below for details.

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Chamber Breakfast: March 18 - Bega Cheese Executive Chairman - Barry Irvin

Sponsor: Commonwealth Bank Regional & Agribusiness Dubbo
Guest Speaker: Barry Irvin - AM - Exec Chairman of Bega Cheese
Venue: Savannah Room - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Dubbo Chamber 2015 ASX200 CEO Talk Series

Presentations from an outstanding collection of CEO’s from some of Australia’s leading companies over a networking breakfast.

Barry Irvin has extensive experience in the dairy industry and has been Chairman of Bega Cheese since 2000. Barry’s leadership has seen Bega Cheese grow from a small regionally based dairy company to now one of the largest dairy companies in Australia, supplying a large range of dairy products in Australia and around the world.

Barry’s depth of knowledge of the industry includes a significant understanding of the issues affecting Australian dairy farmers, the key investments required to meet changing consumer needs and the management of long term customer relationships.

Barry was awarded the NAB Agribusiness Leader of the Year in 2009 and the Rabobank Leadership Award for 2011. Barry is very aware of the importance of social responsibility, he has been Chairman of Giant Steps, an organisation providing services to children and young adults with autism since 2002. In 2008 Barry was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for contributions to children with disability and the Australia dairy industry.

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Dubbo Chamber would like to thank Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo City Council for their assistance with the 2015 CEO Talk Series.

Free Google My Business Workshop & Roadshow - March 31

Google Australia will be visiting Dubbo at the end of the month as part of the Google My Business Roadshow for 2015 - one of only five locations in Australia this year.

The Workshop and Roadshow will involve an hours training session in the morning, where Google will show you how to get your business online via the My Business program. Then representatives from Google and AusClicks Dubbo will be available for the rest of the day for “walk in workshops” where you can come and ask your questions direct to Google and hopefully sort out problems you might be having with getting found online.

We will also be highlighting case studies from local Dubbo businesses - come see their stories.

This is a unique opportunity for businesses to meet directly with representatives from Google and we hope everyone takes advantage and attends at some point.

We are still finalising the location and registration details and will get them out asap. Just wanted to give you a heads up to “save the date” and put aside some time on March 31st to come along. Check our website and Facebook for updates.

This free Google My Business Workshop in Dubbo is brought to you by Dubbo Chamber, ACCI, Google My Business and AusClicks Dubbo.

Recent New Chamber Members 2015

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

  • Brennans Mitre 10
  • Western X Print
  • Western Plains Auto
  • Dubbo Private Hospital
  • EmbroidMe Dubbo
  • Cleanaway
  • Mary Kay
  • Solar West

Welcome to them all - please support your fellow members and local Dubbo businesses.

Short Notes:

Industry Survey - City Development Delivery Plan
Dubbo City Council’s City Development and Communications Branch includes a team of staff dedicated to promoting the City to the visitor, investor, new resident and event markets. The purpose of this survey is to seek industry’s feedback on campaigns and activities under the City Development Delivery Plan. Council are particularly interested in suggestions that will help us improve or build on the positive promotion of Dubbo. Take the survey.

Dubbo City Development Delivery Plan drives business support services for 2015
The City Development Delivery Plan is a 12 month plan of action for delivering City investment, industry development, City events, destination management and City promotions. More information

Members Events & Promotions

Old Dubbo Gaol - Friday The 13th Horror Night - 13th March

This Friday 13th dare to enter Old Dubbo Gaol after dark for our Friday 13th Horror Night.

Take a terrifying walk through our Haunted Gaol House and if you make it out alive huddle together for an Outdoor Cinema screening of The Conjuring.

Haunted House opens at 7:30pm and the movie starts at 8:30pm. Bring along your blankets, pillows and picnic rugs, no food or beverages may be brought onto the Old Dubbo Gaol site. Bar facilities will be available and food will be sold on the night.

This is an adult’s only event (18 yrs +) so please have identification with you. All Tickets $25.00 Book your ticket now at Dubbo Gaol website

Energy Cut - Lower your energy costs and improve your bottom line. 26th March

Dubbo City Council in association with Do Something invites you to hear Jon Dee (Do Something)

‘Energy Cut’ – is an initiative designed to help small businesses lower the cost of their energy bills. The program has been developed by the not-for-profit organisation, Do Something, and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry

If you want to cut your costs and improve your bottom line, come and hear Jon speak at the venue below. In 20 simple steps, he’ll show you how to reduce the energy bills in your business.

Each person who attends an Energy Cut talk will receive a free copy of the book Energy Cut: The 20 Step Guide to Cutting Energy Bills in Your Business.

Auditorium, Western Plains Cultural Centre, 76 Wingewarra St. March 26, 11:30am–1pm.

RSVP by 20th March to Josie Howard, Economic Development Officer.

CSU Dubbo Lecture Series 2015: Beyond The Boom - John Edward. 26th March

After decades of prosperity, Australians are now worried about their jobs, their incomes and their future. The mining boom, said to explain Australia’s past success, is declared to be over.

Economist John Edwards will deliver a striking analysis that challenges the prevailing pessimism. He will show that the mining boom is far from over, and hasn’t been as important to Australia’s prosperity as is widely believed. We have a bright future, which Mr Edwards will state will be based in what we grow, what we make and the services we provide.

Mr Edwards is a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and has held senior economic advisory roles.

Lecture Theatre 422, CSU Dubbo Campus. March 26, 6–7pm followed by refreshments.

To register for this free talk, RSVP Skye on 6885 7305 before COB March 25.

Free energy audit for Chamber members

Local identity, Helen Bassett has moved into the exciting world of solar energy by joining the Central West’s premier commercial provider, Solar West, as its Dubbo branch manager.

If you’re looking to save money on your power bills. (and, let’s face it , who isn’t) there is no safer and surer way to go than solar. And no one better to go with than the team at Solar West.

With savings from day one, most of our customers are cashflow positive after the first year. Helen would love to show you how your business can also achieve this and say goodbye to outrageous power bills!

To celebrate the move, Helen is offering Dubbo Chamber members a free energy audit and report on the economics of solar power in your business. Phone 0474 042694 for details.

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre announce new sponsors for 2015.

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre is proud to announce the following Sponsors who have come on board as Sponsors for 2015 and beyond:

Five years on there continues to be swell of support and confidence within the business community about the direction DRTCC is headed. DRTCC is thrilled to be associated with the above businesses who, like DRTCC, offer quality products, superior customer service, unique branding and genuine community relationship building.

For enquires regarding Sponsorship, please contact Manager, DRTCC on 0427 464 407.

NSW Business Chamber

All Dubbo Chamber of Commerce members get affiliate membership with NSW BC at no extra cost.

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
Mar.12 The essential sales strategy for a flat economy - what you must change to succeed
Mar.13 Workforce Productivity Solutions for Aged Care Service Providers
Mar.17 Workforce Productivity Solutions for Road Transport and Freight Providers
NSWBC More info & registration

Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
Mar.18 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Bega Cheese Executive Chairman, Barry Irvine
Mar.28 NSW State Election
Mar.31 Google My Business Workshop & Roadshow
Apr.1 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Tabcorp Holdings CEO, David Attenborough
Apr.15 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Fairfax Media CEO, Greg Hywood
Apr.25 ANZAC Day
May.1 Bob Berry Real Estate Dubbo Chamber Golf Day
May.3 Dundullimal Homestead Garden & Expo
May.15 Dubbo Annual Show (May 15–17)
May.20 Chamber CEO Breakfast - SCA Properties Group CEO, Anthony Mellowes
June.4 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Woolworths Ltd CEO, Grant O’Brien

*More info on the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar

Got something to promote to Dubbo Chamber Members?

All Dubbo Chamber members can have up to three free mentions in our Newsletter during the year.

The Dubbo Chamber Newsletter has a subscription base of 500+ and growing.

Please provide the written copy, 75–100 words max. Plus relevant details such as Date, Time, Pricing, URL etc. Please don’t send in a graphic that we need to spend time typing out. We can link to your website, Facebook event page etc, so we don’t need every single detail for the newsletter.

Please allow a minimum of 21 days for events, promotions etc.

Join the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

Have you renewed your Dubbo Chamber Membership for 2015 - or still thinking about joining?

Contact our members services officer, Toni Beatty, to discuss joining the Dubbo Chamber.


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